Old-world elegance is suffused with modern glamour in this historic San Francisco hotel 2 blocks from Union Square, a half-mile from the Financial District, and 1 mile from the Embarcadero. Moscone Convention Center and AT&T Park are also nearby.
Cons: Expensive mini bar, breakfast etc
Watch out for floors 16 and 17Cons: Our room on the 16th floor which had a great view was right next to the elevator motors. One or more of the elevator motors had bad bearings or a worn armature as there were a constant hum and winding sound similar to a low police siren. We could not move due to the Hotel being full.
Needs updatingPros: The staff and location were both excellent, the bar is also fun (and the reason I knew about the hotel to begin with). There sure are a lot of interesting chairs around! Room service was prompt and the food was tasty. The bed is comfortable and the rooms have pretty good noise control. Cons: The rooms are in dire need of updating. We stayed in a studio so the size was good, but things just seemed old. The walls needed touch up paint, the bathtub was peeling (about a 10'' section was missing plaster), the grout was stained, the hair dryer must be from 1985, the thermostat is old making it hard to control room temperature, the faucet was probably really awesome 20 years ago, but now it is difficult to get it in the "off" position, not good in a state experiencing a drought.
Pros: Great food, staff and service. Cons: Valet took a little long.
Good room service food
Cons: Hidden cost for valet parking - $52 a night
Hidden cost for a 50 cent aux cord - $100 deposit
Hidden cost for more than 5 glasses ordered for guests
House keeping failed to clean my room one day when I called them before leaving for the day specifically asking them to tidy up
No Hot tub or pool
Pros: I loved the large room! The space was great. Loved the airy feel.
Cons: The room and hallways where dark, the bathrooms are in bad shape (old and rusty), the tv was small and didn't have on demand. It used to be THE PLACE TO STAY in SF... Not anymore...needs a remodel urgently.
Cons: It’s just not very nice really at all, room wise.
Night out in SF Pros: The location was very convienent. I chose to park down the street and save $30 for over night parking. Nice pillows and comfy bed. Cons: This hotel is really small the room was giving me an allegric reactions I could not breath, until we forced the window open. The shower curtain and shower smelled really bad. That was gross. I will not be staying here again.
Pros: Room was nothing special the lobby and bar were coolCons: The room was was average and bathroom was very old decore
Cons: Needs an update!
Pros: The bed was very comfortable. The room was dark with the curtains pulled closed.Cons: I stayed at the Clift this past weekend with my wife for a "staycation" away from the Oakland grind we call our normal lives.
A few concerns with the Clift Hotel. When we arrived we were unsure about how the valet worked since there are no signs or "red jackets" (they wear black). We had to circle the block and call to find out what the deal was. It's also expensive, $52+ tax per night.
Once we were in the Hotel we were told that our room wasn't ready, which was completely fine since we arrived 3 hours prior to check in time. We happily checked our bag and went for a stroll around union square. The problem is that the woman at the counter said we should expect a phone call with in the hour when our room was ready. We waited the hour and then another hour. No call. We then returned to the Hotel at 3pm and were told by the same women that it "should be ready within the hour."This would take us up to check in time...Finally at 4pm we complained and a manager upgraded us to a Jr. Suite and promptly gave us the keys. Sales Training: under promise and over deliver, not the other way around.
Finally we arrive in our room and its pretty nice. It was on the 15th floor and the view was pretty urban SF high life. We were happy. The tub and painted surfaces were chipping and sup par. apparently this room costs $450+ per night, If I paid that I expect a little more attention to detail and quality.
We dined at the Velvet Room, the Hotel's restaurant. We were offered a cold and breezy table next to the hallway leading to the bar but were happily seated in a lovely booth when we requested that. Dinner was delicious.
The Redwood Room, their high shelf bar, is always crowded and all seating is reserved for $350+ bottle service.
The common areas are nice, warm, and cozy. The room is three star. The overall experience is ok, we'll try another place next month and report back.